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Kosmo Desktop

Desktop GIS

Kosmo - Desktop is a user friendly, desktop GIS application which allows you to explore, edit and analyse spatial data from a variety of databases, vector and raster formats.

Kosmo - Desktop follows OGC standards and provides excellent topology integrity. It’s plug-in architecture enables it to be easily customised for specific purposes.


Core Features

Supported formats:

  • Vectorial file formats: Shapefiles, GML, DXF, DWG, DGN, CSV (by an extension), KML (by an extension)
  • Vectorial databases: PostgreSQL + PostGIS, Oracle, MySQL, SpatiaLite (by an extension)
  • Raster file formats: ECW (*), MrSID (*), (Geo)Tiff, Erdas IMG, ENVI hdr, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP,...
  • OGC services: WMS 1.0.0/1.1.0/1.3.0, WFS 1.0.0/1.1.0 (including WFS-T)

Key features:

  • User friendly GUI, focused on an easy learning curve
  • Available in 13 languages (English, Spanish, Italian, German, Croatian, Czech, Russian, Slovak, Catalan, Euskera, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Portuguese)
  • Advanced edition capabilities:
    • Multiple drawing tools: draw point, draw linestring, draw polygon, ...
    • CAD style tools: rotate, rotate by angle, symmetry, perpendicular, paralell, ... (by an extension)
    • Multiple snapping modes: to vertexes, to vertexes and lines, to segment mid points, to centroids, to grid, ...
    • Geometry tracking mode
    • Advanced snap manager (by an extension)
  • Advanced printing module based on OpenOffice offimatic suite (by an extension)
  • Topology consistency rules: pre/during/post edition
  • Topology validation and cleaning tools (intersect/eliminate/clean)
  • Geoprocessing wizard extension: buffer/dissolve/merge/clip/intersection/spatial join/difference (by an extension)
  • Raster georreferencing tool (by an extension)
  • Sextante 1.0 integrated (by an extension)
  • Massive import/export operations wizard (by an extension)
  • PDF printing module (by an extension)
  • GPS tools (by an extension)


(*) ECW and MrSID raster formats require an extra download to work: due to licensing restrictions their libraries can’t be distributed

Implemented Standards

  • Web Map Service (WMS) 1.0.0/1.1.0/1.3.0
  • Web Feature Service (WFS) 1.0.0/1.1.0
  • Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) 1.0/1.1 (import/export)



Licence: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3

Software Version: 3.1

Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux

API Interfaces: Java

Commercial Support:

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